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For US listeners, browsing by State and then major Cities makes a lot of sense.
As a UK expat living in the US now, I don't know how that logic would work for overseas countries.
In European countries where the population is more dense, the radio stations tend to cover a region (e.g NW England) and not just a city (e.g Manchester). Someone living in a region would have to check a whole bunch of cities (assuming the town where the broadcaster is based is the home city) to locate the stations that he can pick up on the FM dial.
But for the US.... This could be quite a cool feature.
Or I could switch my receiver over to FM and listen the old fashioned way....
This thread is suggesting browsing by U.S. states (and perhaps cities as well) using the "Browse Locations" feature on the Soundbridge itself (using only the SB remote), as opposed to on Radio Roku through the computer, right? If so, I agree, as scrolling through the U.S. listing on the Soundbridge itself has become cumbersome, when searching for stations from a particular U.S. location (which I often do).
I suppose this is my near-annual bump suggesting browsing for stations by U.S. states directly using the SoundBridge remote. Wanted to listen to live hurricane information from Louisiana over the weekend, but scrolling through 5500 U.S. stations looking for a few was kind of a drag.
I'd like to suggest either replacing the top level "USA" browsing field, or alternatively adding a submenu that appears after selecting "USA" from the main browse menu, with the following:
USA-All [keep at top, for those who want all 5500 stations to load at once] USA-Alabama USA-Alaska USA-Arizona USA-Arkansas etc.
Just thought of another option - the top-level browse menu could be supplemented (instead of entirely replaced) to include both the present "USA" and right below it a new menu called "USA By State." Selecting the "USA By State" would then bring up the state-by-state menu, as follows:
USA-Alabama USA-Alaska USA-Arizona USA-Arkansas etc.
This way, the original top-level access for all 5500 USA stations at once would not be disturbed for those who prefer that access with a single remote click.